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December 1, 2014

RIKEN CDB to hold symposium on "Time in Development"

From March 23 to 25, 2015, the RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology will hold an international symposium, focusing on the topic of “time in development.” There are various time scales in developmental events, which are mutually related and tightly coordinated; the timing of cells to divide and differentiate, time as developmental stages and specific events (such as metamorphosis), time as the lifespan of a species, time along the course of evolution, or even the heterochronically shifted time that we perceive through comparison of the developmental time table of different animals.

The program will feature presentations, both talks and posters, covering a range of topics, including (1) Temporal Cell Fate, (2) Oscillation and Patterning, (3) Developmental Timing, (4) Life Span, and (5) Evolutionary Time.

The program for the three-day meeting is scheduled to start on the morning of March 23 and end in the afternoon of March 25, 2015, at CDB in Kobe, and will include both oral and poster sessions. The deadline for registration is December 12.